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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:16 am
Once again, the city of Springfield is planning to demolish the old YWCA building to get the site ready for some potential new development. I questioned the validity of the city’s previous efforts o...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:14 am
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:16 am
More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to reenter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become g...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:25 am
 I’ve been a Democrat all my life. I believe in the party’s values, I’m pleased when its candidates win elections and I’m persuaded the country is better off when Democratic ideas get a f...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:17 am
 Ovarian cancer touches all women. It does not discriminate based on age, race or ethnicity. More than 22,000 mothers, daughters, wives and sisters will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:16 am
Nancy Flood wrote this article 35 years ago when she was a young teacher in Springfield School District 186. She says if she were teaching today she’d want to say the same thing.Dear students,I’ve...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:19 am
In 1935, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, was published. Lewis tells the story of how a populist demagogue with strong authoritarian leanings becomes president and eventually a dictator. Som...
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:12 am
I represent a unique district on the west side of Springfield and Sangamon County – one with many dedicated state workers and many others who rely on the state for funding or services. We also have...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:13 am

Or corporate takeover?

The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, to be voted on by Congress soon, is a quilt of many colors, disparate pieces stitched together. This is a complex bill which you probably will support if you belie...

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